An Unknown Destiny

Terror, Psychotherapy, and Modern Initiation: Readings in Nietzsche, Heidegger, Steiner

Michael Gruber; Foreword by Robert Sardello

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Examines the rise of terror as a major force in our world, and how we can overcome it through spiritual awakening.

234 x 156 mm
Lindisfarne Books
Philosophy of Human Life
192 pages
Publication date:
26 Feb 2009


Taking Nietzsche's infamous 'death of God' as his starting point, Michael Gruber confronts the emergence of terror as a major force in our world. He examines how we have devalued beauty and truth, and how that has contributed to our current situation. In response, he draws from the work of Nietzsche, Heidegger and Steiner to offer a insightful way forward: an awakening to spiritual ideas which can lead to moral freedom and a new destiny.


'An Unknown Destiny is like a stream of fresh water in which all psychotherapeutic approaches would do well to immerse and possibly transform. Gruber’s reading of the works of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Steiner concerning the realm of terror that pervades our world, is not only a tour de force of reflection upon the writings of these seminal figures, but a clear and highly accessible one. Michael Gruber has done a great service to psychotherapy. I learned a lot.'
-- Nathan Schwartz-Salant, Jungian analyst, author of The Mystery of Human Relationship and The Black Nightgown


Michael Gruber is an existential analyst in private practice in New York City. His work focuses on the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship and cultivates attention to how language, dreaming, and not knowing create possibilities for transformations in consciousness. He is a longtime student of mystical philosophy and anthroposophy.

Dr Robert Sardello has been a practicising psychotherapist for over twenty years, working in existential, Jungian and archetypal psychologies. He is the author of Love and the World: A Guide to Conscious Practice and Freeing the Soul from Fear.

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